COP27 WHO Pavilion: The Power of movement
Clean transport for healthy cities and communities
This session will present evidence on the health benefits of actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector and practical examples of how global public transport organisations around the world are bridging the sustainable mobility, health and climate nexus. The session will bring together a diverse group of experts and practitioners involved in city action to share insights from research, as well as practical and innovative experiences, and brainstorm how to reshape the way urban transport systems are organised to improve health and equity and accelerate sustainable development for better living and sustainable development in cities.
The event will be moderated by Martina Otto, Head of Climate & Clean Air Coalition Secretariat, UNEP.
- Dr Maria Neira, Director, Department of Public Health and Environment, World Health Organization
- Sir Andy Haines, Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health, LSHTM
- Dr Tolullah Oni, Director of the Global Diet and Activity Research Group at the University of Cambridge and Founder/Principal of UrbanBetter
- Sharon Dijksma, Mayor of Utrecht
- Elisabetta Tromellini – Dirigente CSR-Sostenibilità, FNM Group & Chair of the UITP Sustainable Development Committee
- Aderiana Mbandi, Deputy Waste Lead, UNHLC & Regional Atmospheric Pollution Expert at UNEP
- Abdi Zenebe, CEO, Ethio-Djibouti Railways
COP27 Climate and Health Events
The 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 6-18 November, with a view to facilitating action to limit temperature rise, supporting countries to adapt to climate impacts, and mobilising climate finance.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised climate change as the greatest threat to human health of the 21st century. Despite growing evidence of the health impacts of climate change, as well as the potential health benefits of climate action, health has largely been peripheral to climate change negotiations.
LSHTM, alongside the WHO, the global health community and a wide range of partners from academia, government, business and civil society, will be contributing to COP27 to highlight the importance of integrating health into all climate policies and stepping up action to ensure a sustainable future. LSHTM researchers will present the latest evidence on climate change and health and explore solutions to accelerate the just transition to net zero healthy societies.